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Women refugees flee Libyan violence

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Women refugees flee Libyan violence


As the world marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, euronews went to the Libyan-Tunisian border to meet some of the female migrants who are fleeing the violence in Libya.

The al-Choucha camp is seven kilometres inside Tunisia. Its residents quit their jobs to escape the unrest, missing out on a valuable source of income which they send home to their families.

One Somali refugee said there are several pregnant women inside the camp and they need urgent medical help.

Another woman said she had already fled Somalia and now had to leave everything behind in Libya. “I don’t know where to go,” she said. “The international community must help us.”

The women said they were unable to return to their own country, as it is still gripped by a long running civil war.

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